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Jessica Ennis sets new world record for ‘snatch ads’ revenue

always finding new angles to snatch ad revenue from six different eventsIn terms of dollars per square inch of display space, nothing else comes close.

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Posted: May 25th, 2015
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Olympic Games to include shooting fish in a barrel after Pistorius verdict

so there you goAfter the landmark ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa that the killing of Reeva Steenkamp cannot be declared ‘murder’, the International Olympic Committee is considering proposals to introduce new sports to the next Games. High on the list are ‘hitting a barn door with a banjo’, and ‘shooting fish in a barrel’.

The latter proposal has attracted lucrative sponsorship deals from the NRA, with outline competition criteria already in place. A single dead fish among 500 packed into a 3-foot diameter barrel has been set as the ‘entry-level’ qualification for athletes. Competitors will be allowed at least 4 shots per round, and should be standing really close to the barrel, which must be locked to prevent the fish escaping.

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Posted: Sep 16th, 2014
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Olympic legacy under fire for lack of inner city dressage facilities

‘The Olympics were supposed to inspire a generation’, says Hackney youth worker Doreen Phillips, ‘yet our inner cities are still lacking even the most basic equestrian facilities. I work with underprivileged kids who are crying out for a sense of purpose and belonging, and that could be easily provided by forcing horses to dance.’

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Posted: Sep 5th, 2014
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Joy as West Coast of Australia wins right to host MH370 search

There were scenes of uncontrolled jubilation yesterday as the West Coast of Australia was awarded the right to host the next phase of the search for missing Malaysian Airways flight MH370. At a glittering ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, the West Coast bid saw off stiff competition from South-East India, Eastern Vietnam and Helsinki.

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Posted: Jul 1st, 2014
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Brazil denies all knowledge of hosting Olympic Games in 2016

IOC Vice-President John Coates has told delegates at an Olympic Forum in Sydney that officials in the 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro have claimed to know nothing about the games being held there in a little over 2 year’s time.

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Posted: May 1st, 2014
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